Symmetry Doodle Notes
Reflectional and Rotational Symmetry: visual interactive "doodle note"
When students color or doodle in math class, it activates both hemispheres of the brain at the same time. There are proven benefits of this cross-lateral brain activity:
- new learning
- relaxation (less math anxiety)
- visual connections
- better memory & retention of the content!
Students fill in the sheets, answer the questions, and color, doodle or embellish. Then, they can use it as a study guide later on. Graphic doodle and sketch notes take full advantage of Dual Coding Theory (the way brains process visual and linguistic information) to maximize retention.
- drawing lines of symmetry
- defining and identifying reflectional vs. rotational symmetry
- finding degrees of rotation
- developing memory triggers / graphic analogies
- visuals & examples
Check out the preview images for more detail about this item and the research behind it.
Visual note taking strategies like sketch notes or doodle notes are based on dual coding theory. When we can blend the text input with graphic/visual input, the student brain processes the information differently and can more easily convert the new learning into long-term memory.
This strategy also integrates the left and right hemispheres of the brain to increase focus, learning, and retention!
1 page is included, plus an answer key, sample, and info.
Reviews from other teachers:
-I used this in my classroom as a visual to help teacher my co-taught classes about symmetry. Students loved getting to doodle on their note page.
-I used this resource to introduce the concept to my students and give them something tangible to look back on and review the material.
-Love this! I own all of the geometry doodle notes and many of the activities. My students love doing them!
-Beyond excited to use the Doodle notes with my 8th graders this year!
-This resource was relevant and engaging.